Whenever I begin the process of listening for a netBloc release, I have to wade through such a large amount of not so awesome music. While doing so, when I do find gems, it immediately changes my mood and makes the task of finding more great music, that much easier. Once I’ve got about 30 or so gems, I know that I’ve got some great music for the next volume, but what’s still unclear is which songs will ultimately make the cut, how well they’ll flow together and which ones I’ll have to... Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, hip-hop, indie, rock, electronic, house, soul, jazz, post-rock,...
I want to first send out a heartfelt Happy New Year to you all! May 2010 be a year in which we all set the wheels in motion for a positive and happy decade. For blocSonic, our first year featuring original releases was a good one and it was the year that we began planning the good things to come in 2010. Let it be known that we have a few surprises in store for you! In the meantime here’s netBloc Vol. 26 for you. It’s our final 2009 release and a terrific addition to the series. It features... Topics: hip-hop, rock, post-punk, punk, trip-hop, dance, electro, electro-funk, pop, electro-pop, indie-pop
Back in 1995, Orie Weeks , Alex Remlinger , Dez Burke & Shawn Franklin (who you may know from The Scallions ) formed Action Will Be Taken in response to the subdivisions and cliques that were then forming in the hardcore punk scene. They exploded onto their local scene, not caring about photos or press. They only wanted to write music, play shows and maybe release a 7 inch. Whenever they performed, they were always asked “where the fuck did you guys come from”? Influenced by the high... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, flac, mp3, ogg, hardcore, punk, rock, connecticut
That’s right, the series returns with “netBloc Vol. 48: Still…” ! Can you believe it? Last week I was listening to a podcast interview at the FMA and heard the interviewee mention blocSonic and how she used to love our netBloc series and it was too bad that we weren’t releasing those anymore. Wow! Has it really been that long since we released one of our tasty and eclectic compilations? Yeah, it most definitely has. We last released one all the way back in October of 2014, when we... Topics: blocsonic, mp3, flac, ogg, indie, pop, rock, trip-hop, downtempo, punk, blues, netbloc
Of course we didn’t invent the compilation! Duh! No really! We didn’t… seriously! Why do you doubt me? Even though we didn’t invent them it doesn’t mean we didn’t perfect them… so here’s another perfect compilation for your soul to absorb via your ear canals. A collection of 11 tracks plus one sampler. That’s two bonus tracks on top of the standard 10 track line-up! Whoa! Crazy! I loved the Jay Slim release so much that I simply couldn’t contain myself to only one track.... Topics: rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, hip-hop, electronic, alt-pop, alt-country, punk
As of the time of this writing, not even a year after it’s launch, WFMU’s Free Music Archive already boasts nearly 18,000 free music tracks from a wide array of genres. It’s an interesting collection in that it not only features music that comes from the world of netaudio/netlabels, but many signed indie artists can be found among the FMA’s selection as well. It’s definitely an incredible archive of music to explore! After a good three months of listening to thousands of FMA tracks, I... Topics: rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, electropop, garage, garage-rock, punk, trip-hop
Almost nine years since we launched the series and closing in on fifty volumes, our netBloc series remains a unique listening experience in the world of music. As it is, the #ccmusic / #netlabel community is one in which music’s primary purpose remains music itself… fame and wealth remain secondary or, for many artists, completely unthought of concerns. The netBloc series retains it’s unique position in this close-knit and friendly community as a dependable source for discovering real... Topics: netbloc, blocsonic, mp3, flac, idm, rock, pop, ogg, indie, post-punk, hip-hop, folk, space rock,...